Macau Visa

All visitors to Macau must hold a valid passport (As with most countries, you will need at least 6 months validity on your passport) or a valid travel document. Generally passport holders of 66 countries are exempt from a visa to Macau for a certain period of time, while some are permitted to obtain a visa upon arrival at the immigration counter. However, passport holders of six countries are required to obtain a pre-arrival visa before arriving Macau.

Passport holders of the following countries enjoy visa-free access to Macau

Maximum Limit of StayCountries
30 DaysAustralia, Canada, Chile, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Malaysia, Monaco, Namibia, New Zealand, Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, the United States of America, Uruguay
90 DaysAndorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Croatia, Czech, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominica, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania
180 DaysThe United Kingdoms
1 YearHolders of ”Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card" or "Hong Kong SAR Re-entry Permit". (* Valid "Hong Kong Identity Card" holders are required to bring their valid passport or travel documents when they enter Macau.)

Passport Holders of the following countries are required a visa before arriving Macau

Starting from July 1, 2010, passport holders of Bangladesh, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam are required to obtain an entry visa before arriving at the Macao Special Administrative Region. Visa-upon-arrival is no longer applicable to these nationals.
However, holders of a diplomatic passport may still enjoy visa-free access to Macao. In addition, the consular officials of the above six countries posted to Chinese territory, the officials of various international organizations posted to Chinese territory and their respective families may apply for an entry permit with their passport and diplomatic/consular identity card or staff card upon their arrival at Macau.

Macau Visa Application

Visas can be obtained from embassies/consulates of the People’s Republic of China, or the Immigration Department of Macau SAR Government. The visa should be used within the validity, and it expires after the valid date.

There are three types:
Individual - MOP$100, children under 12 years of age pay MOP$50.
Family Passport - MOP$200
Group - MOP$50 per person for members in group comprised of at least 10 people organized by a single travel manager and presenting a collective travel document.

(1 USD≈12 MOP)

Please note that the above information is for reference only. It is suggested that travelers contact and check with embassies/consulates of the People’s Republic of China (See Chinese Embassies) or the Macau Immigration Services of Public Security Police Force (website: for the most updated information on entry formalities.

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Questions and Answers About Macau Visa

Jonas Bouenimio 2014-04-18
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republic of congo need visa to go to macau

Hi Jonas Bouenimio,

Greetings from Cecilia at China Highlights Travel!

It is said that visa is required to enter Macau if you are holding a passport of republic of Congo. Please note that the information is for reference only. It is suggested that travelers contact and check with embassies/consulates of the People’s Republic of China (See Chinese Embassies ) or the Macau Immigration Services of Public Security Police Force (website: for the most updated information on entry formalities.

Hope it helps.



Cecilia Peng replied on 2014-04-20
Vijay Paddea 2014-04-07
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Hello, Iam from Mauritius.Shall be in Guangzhou and from there to Macau. Do I need a visa ?
Dear Vijay Paddea, Yes, you need to apply a China visa in advance. For the details, you could contact Chinese Embassy in your country directly. Here is their official website, please click: Lussie Lu replied on 2014-04-08
Guido 2014-04-06
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I wish to know about botswana and zambian passport holders. it''s like nothing is mentioned about them here. Thanks.
Dear Guido, Thanks for your question. As for botswana and zambian passport holders, they need to apply the Macau visa before they enter Macau. Nancy Nancy Deng replied on 2014-04-06
Daniel 2014-04-02
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I want to travel to Macao from Nigeria, how do I go about it? Have an offer to work there. what documents do I need and how do I start? I am a Nigerian
Dear Daniel, You need to apply a China visa firstly. Here is the details for reference. Please click: If you have any questions, you could contact with Chinese Embassy in your country directly. Lussie Lu replied on 2014-04-04
ram bahadur 2014-04-01
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my friend wants to go to macau for a short trip. unfortunately, it''''s too late to apply for an advanced visa. can he do the "visa on arrival"? he is a nepali passport holder


Your friend need to apply an entry visa before entering Marcau. Viisa-upon-arrival is not possible for him.



Coco Yang replied on 2014-04-01
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